The current Lord Mayor of PortsmouthLast updated: 17 June 2013 10:37
Councillor Lynne Stagg was elected as Lord Mayor of Portsmouth on 20 May 2013, for a one year term of office.
Lynne Stagg was born in Swansea and was adopted at the age of five weeks. She attended Llwyn-y-Bryn Secondary School in Swansea and then went to Aberystwyth University where she studied Geography and Welsh History.
After graduating, she taught in secondary schools in London and after marrying an officer in the Australian Navy, she first lived and taught in Plymouth and then moved to Sydney for three years where she both taught at a Dominican Convent School and opened a playgroup.
She then moved to Canberra for another three years, where she was involved with pre-schools. Returning to the UK, she continued her teaching career at St. Lukes Church of England comprehensive school in Portsmouth for 23 years. On retiring from full-time teaching in 2002, she taught part-time at a number of schools in the area and also volunteered with both Home Start and the New Theatre Royal.
She was elected to Portsmouth City Council in 2007 as a councillor for Baffins Ward and has been portfolio holder for Traffic & Transport and Community Safety, as well as chairing the Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel. She was previously Deputy Lord Mayor.
She has three grown-up children, four grandchildren, two dogs and a 20-year old cat! She is a governor at Copnor Infants` School, member of the management committee of the Stacey Community Centre and a trustee of the Baffins Pond Association.
The Lord Mayor's appeal
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2013/14 will be raising money for Brain Tumour Research, Young Carers and the Baffins Pond Association.
Half the money raised will go to Brain Tumour Research, based here at Portsmouth University, and a departmental Centre of Excellence.
The remaining half of the money raised will be split equally between the Baffins Pond Association to create an Environmental Study Centre, and Young Carers.
There are over 800 young carers aged between five and eighteen years old here in Portsmouth looking after a parent, grandparent or sibling. They have a difficult life trying to balance school with their caring commitments and still have some time for themselves. The money will fund a day out for each of those young carers; a one day in the year break from their responsibilities.
The money for the Baffins Pond Association will go towards equipping the big room it has with a heating system, computers, microscopes and reference material, and creating a wildflower meadow, pond dipping area, small protected area of woodland and a mini beast area.
Upcoming charity events include:
Lord Mayor's coffee mornings and afternoon tea
You are invited to take the opportunity to meet the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress.
Where: Banqueting Room of the Guildhall
Fee: £2 on the door
Dates and times:
Thursday 20 June, 2pm to 4pm
Monday 8 July, 10am to 12 noon
Wednesday 7 August, 2pm to 4pm
Thursday 5 September, 10am to 12 noon
The Lord Mayor's engagements
The Lord Mayor's upcoming engagements are available to browse in the PDF documents below.